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The British TV actor died Feb. 17 at 79 after battling a serious lung condition. Briers' first claim to fame was playing George Starling in the TV series Marriage Lines, which ran from 1961 to 1966. His turn as Tom on the 1975 BBC sitcom The Good Life made him a household name. The show's final episode was performed in front of the Queen. In recent years, he had guest-starred on Extras and Torchwood, and also played the servant Adam in Kenneth Branagh's 2006 adaptation of Shakespeare's As You Like It. In 1989, Briers was named an Officer of the British Empire, and in 2003, he was named a Commander of the British Empire.